Col James Washington Jackson

Col James Washington Jackson

Birth
Tallapoosa City, Tallapoosa County, Alabama, USA
Death 1 Jul 1865 (aged 33)
Greenville, Meriwether County, Georgia, USA
Burial Greenville, Meriwether County, Georgia, USA
Memorial ID 28953911 · View Source
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Confederate officer. James W. Jackson was born in Tallapoosa, Alabama in 1832. He was commissioned lieutenant colonel of the 47th Alabama Infantry on May 22, 1862 and promoted to colonel on August 11, 1862. Jackson had been wounded at Sharpsburg on September 17, 1862. At Gettysburg, he was ill and was later accused of being a coward because he could not keep up with his regiment as it advanced against Little Round Top on July 2, 1863. Jackson had offered his resignation on June 23, at Millwood, Virginia, due to illness, but the resignation was not accepted until July 10 (after Gettysburg).

After his resignation was accepted, he started for his father's home in Greenville, Ga., and did not reach there until early in 1865. He died at his father's home on July 1.




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  • Created by: Ethan F. Bishop
  • Added: 11 Aug 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 28953911
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Col James Washington Jackson (28 Sep 1831–1 Jul 1865), Find A Grave Memorial no. 28953911, citing Greenville City Cemetery, Greenville, Meriwether County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by Ethan F. Bishop (contributor 46863003) .